Bride-to-be Sarah makes her way to the Railway Bride for her late summer wedding at Tower Hill Barns; © Natalie Overthrow Photography

Real Weddings

The Wedding of Sarah & Stephen

16th August 2019

A Gorgeous Outdoor Ceremony In Tribute To The Bride’s Late Dad

Locals Sarah and Stephen married in a pretty outdoor ceremony with baby blue accents and lush gypsophila

This couple opted for a soft, baby-blue colour palette, in tribute to the father of the bride’s favourite colour. In honour of his memory, walked down the aisle on his birthday, as they said ‘I Do’ in a romantic and heart-felt garden wedding last August.

the outdoor ceremony area at Tower Hill Barns in full bloom with summer wildflowers lining the aisle and grounds; Nat Overthrow Photography

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Having celebrated many an occasion here, including the bride’s 40th; their engagement party; and a friend’s wedding, locals Sarah and Stephen returned for their moment down the aisle. They married in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony surrounded by family and friends. Their lovely day was filled with significance, with touching moments captured by photographer Natalie Overthrow which included a heartfelt moment between the bride and her little bridesmaids that had us all shedding a tear alongside.

Even in the drizzle, their August wedding was beautiful. And we know you’re going to love this real wedding story as much as we do! With rustic wedding décor accents and the most gorgeous candy-floss coloured ice cream cart, their soft, light-filled, wedding day photos showcase their memorable day from start to finish.

Behind the scenes with Sarah & Stephen for their outdoor wedding ceremony:

The day started with the bride waking up at the Farm House. With her two sisters, mum and niece still sleeping, she took a moment to herself and prepared for the day ahead. The couple tied the knot under the Railway Bridge and decorated it with pale blue bunting and a flower ring centred in the middle which was perfect!

“I wasn’t nervous, I just made myself a coffee and waited for the madness to start.”

They shared their first dance to the sweet tunes of Frank Wilson’s “Do I Love You”. And because it was northern soul, and although they’d practised, Sarah said it was quite funny trying to do their first dance together that night!

“Don’t worry about the little things (table decorations etc, because nobody notices)! Just enjoy yourselves. Step back for 10 minutes and watch everyone else. Because the day goes way too quick.”

Sound advice, Sarah! As bound to happen, even when the sister of the bride accidentally put her finger through the cake when collecting it, nothing could derail Sarah and Stephen’s special day.

The Back Story

On the 14th of February 2018 [one of our most favourite days of the year], Stephen got down on one knee during the famous one o’clock gun firing at Edinburgh Castle and asked Sarah to be his wife.

Sarah and Stephen always knew they’d get married at Tower Hill Barns, as they just love it! We were honoured to host their engagement party and Sarah’s 40th birthday party. So when the time came for their turn down the aisle, their late-summer wedding was so full of romance. And perhaps best of all, relaxed and elegant all at once.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Barbados for 10 days afterwards, which sounds as lush and wholeheartedly deserving!

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